The Women’s Health Activist Newsletter

Young Feminist: How Using Menstrual Cups Helped Me Discuss My Reproductive Health

By NWHN Contributor | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Young Feminist: How Using Menstrual Cups Helped Me Discuss My Reproductive Health

Menstrual cups have a learning curve, and it takes a fair amount of work to learn not only how to best use them, but also which practices work best for one’s own unique anatomy.

A Virtual Success: Raising Our Voices Event

By NWHN Staff | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on A Virtual Success: Raising Our Voices Event

NWHN members and supporters gathered online for our first ever virtual event, Raising Our Voices in a Time of Racial Injustice, Health Disparity, and COVID-19.

Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

By NWHN Contributor | Jan 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Rx For Change: Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Mortality

Race is a strong predictor for the development of cervical cancer in the U.S., and Black women, in particular, have disproportionately higher risks for developing the disease.

RWV Roundup 2021

By Kalena Murphy | Jan 5, 2021 | Comments Off on RWV Roundup 2021

A recap of our Raising Women’s Voices work and that of our regional coordinators

Young Feminist: Reclaiming My Femininity

By NWHN Contributor | Sep 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Young Feminist: Reclaiming My Femininity

For me, female empowerment means less about comparing myself to women in the media and more about finding inspiration in the women around me, whether that may be my peers, friends, or even national leaders. 

Improving Life for Women with Parkinson’s Disease

By NWHN Contributor | Sep 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Improving Life for Women with Parkinson’s Disease

Women’s experiences with PD differ from men’s and may include more non-motor symptoms. Women are more likely to be single or widowed, while men are more likely to rely on a spouse as their primary caregiver. Women can face longer times between symptom onset and diagnosis, and between symptom appearance and visiting a movement disorders specialist.

NWHN in Action March/April 2020

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 26, 2020 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action March/April 2020

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.

The History Behind Your Birth Control 

By NWHN Staff | Nov 13, 2019 | Comments Off on The History Behind Your Birth Control 

Today we’re saying #ThxBirthControl to celebrate the ways that birth control gives people the power to plan, space, and prevent pregnancy, empowering them to determine their own reproductive futures. Recognizing the importance of affordable, safe, and effective contraception in women’s lives is even more important in the face of ongoing attacks from the Trump-Pence administration. 

NWHN in Action- November/December 2019

By Sarah Christopherson | Oct 28, 2019 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action- November/December 2019

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.

NWHN in Action – May/June 2019

By Sarah Christopherson | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action – May/June 2019

What is the NWHN doing to fight for women’s rights? Read on to find out.